Matcha Mille Crêpe

INGREDIENTS

CREPE BATTER:

4 large eggs
4 Tbsps unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp matcha powder
1/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt

PASTRY CREAM:

1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsps corn starch
2 Tbsps matcha powder
1/4 cup whipped cream
1/4 Tbsp confectioner sugar

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, whisk egg and melted butter until completely blended. Add milk, sugar, and salt and continue to whisk. Slowly incorporate the matcha pwoder and flour mixture, until it is well blended and smooth. Allow the batter to refrigerate overnight.

The next day, prepare the pastry cream by adding milk, eggs, sugar, cornstarch and matcha powder in a bowl and whisk until it becomes smooth. Pour the mixture into a sauce pan over medium-low heat and stir constantly until it thickens into a custard. Then, remove from heat and allow it to completely cool. Process can be sped up by whisking it over a bowl of ice water. Next, whip the heavy cream with confectioner sugar until it has reached firm peaks, and then fold it into the pastry cream. Place the pastry cream in the fridge for now to keep it firm and prevent it from going loose.

Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat until hot, but not so hot that the batter will be hard to spread. Butter the pan and wipe the excess butter with a paper towel. Add a little less than 1/4 cup of batter to the center of pan, and swirl the batter around to evenly coat the bottom of the pan. When the top appears dry, flip it over to the other sice and cooking for another 15 seconds. Carefully peel the crêpe by using a rubber spatula and your fingers.

Once cooked, place it on a plate, stacking it one on top of the other to prevent it from drying out. Make sure to butter the pan after each one to prevent the batter from sticking to the pan, and allowing it to easily be removed.

When the crêpes are done, assemble by spreading an even layer of cream in between the crêpes. Cover and allow it to refrigerate overnight. To serve, cut a slice and place on a plate, dust with matcha powder over top and then drizzle some chocolate sauce.

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